Welcome to Sunday Organizing!
(Note: I had to post early due to my eldest having a b-day!)
(Next week I'll highlight what I organize in those tilt bins)
I love seeing all my fabrics and since I raffle through them all the time they never get dusty!
Each bin is organized by color: Dark to light.
Each bin is categorized as follows:
I have my stripes and plaids.
I need to get more of these as I'm starting to like them for bindings. Even though sometimes they make me feel cross-eyed and dizzy!! LOL!!
I love my spots, dots & circles.
Yes, these are my favorite! Looks like I need to start a polka dot quilt pretty soon.
These are my Tone on Tones.
I'm really beginning to learn the value these bring to my quilts. They provide balance and flow. These are what are sometimes referred to as: light givers. I like them a lot.
The top basket is growing into my White On Color fabrics.
The bottom bin holds my theme/novelty prints. But, I find myself buying LESS of these as I learn more about (and like the addition of) large scale prints to my collection.
And finally, my bin of geographic/geometrical prints.
I love to do Out of the Box/whimsical quilts...so these are especially fun fabrics when I'm playing. I also love that the bottom basket is EMPTY!!! You know what that means...more shopping!!!! :)Actually,because I live in such a rural area, I joined a Fat Quarter Club this year to build my fabric stash. (I love getting my Happy Mail squeezed in-between the bills!)
My 30's Collection
When I really like a fabric or if I'm going to use it for background in my piecing, then I purchase yardage. But most of the time, I "collect" fabric by the fat quarter and "purchase" fabric yardage specific to projects.
That's how I do it...